Punjab Police has decided to use drones for surveillance as part of a province-wide crackdown against kite flyers. They will be using drones to locate, identify, and arrest the culprits.
With public places under lockdown due to the novel coronavirus, citizens have little options to keep themselves entertained at home. Despite a ban on kite flying in the province, people are blatantly violating the law with complete disregard for human life.
Each year, numerous deaths are reported due to incidents linked with kite flying. Most of the time unsuspecting bike riders are killed as glass-coated sharp strings slit their throats. Several incidents of falling from rooftops while flying a kite or getting electrocuted while catching a kite are also reported each year.
Last month, a 25-year old bike rider died after a stray string slit his throat at Ferozepur Road, Factory Area, Lahore.
In addition to using drone cameras, Punjab Police has also decided to launch an aggressive crackdown against kite sellers to prevent the loss of precious lives.